Saturday, April 14, 2007

Pope Suppresses Truth – Again!

Father Jon Sobrino, is a prominent Jesuit theologian, prolific author, proponent of ‘liberation theology’, which stresses a preferential option for the poor, and who teaches at the University of Central America in San Salvador has been silenced by the Vatican for…

(wait for it)

… writing books containing passages that are “either erroneous or dangerous and may cause harm to the faithful”! (my emphasis)


So much for the Roman Catholic Church being interested in such trivial pursuits as ‘social justice’ or even ‘truth’ itself!

Even before Sobrino’s ban, the Spanish newspaper ’El Mundo’ stated:

Father Jon Sobrino will be barred from teaching in Catholic schools and instructed not to publish written works, citing informed sources at the Vatican.

Father Sobrino’s work was cited as distorting the role of Jesus in the plan of salvation, the Vatican sources said. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith reportedly found that his theological works placed an undue emphasis on the figure of Jesus as a human actor involved in social causes, neglecting his divinity and his unique role in Redemption.


But guess who ordered the silencing of Fr Sobrino?

Non other than Il Poo-Poo himself, Pope Benedict XVI, according to the British newspaper ’The Independent’

Mind you, such heavy-handedness by ‘The Rottweiler’ is not unusual, since when he was Cardinal Ratzinger, the Pope silenced Leonardo Boff, a former Franciscan who is the leading advocate of liberation theology. The Pope’s censure of Father Sobrino, Mr Boff says, shows that nothing has really changed.

Meanwhile, Monsignor Engelbert Siebler, auxiliary bishop of Munich — the Pope’s former archdiocese — said that although the Pope drinks only the occasional glass of wine he would give him 80 bottles of Pope Benedict beer, made in Bavaria, complete with the steins to drink it from for his Birthday on 16th April.

Let’s hope the mendacious old cunt chokes on them!

BTW: Dr Joaquin Navarro-Valls, a key member of the late pope’s stunningly successful papacy and the head of the Vatican’s communications department for 22 years, led the tributes yesterday to Benedict, describing him as a man of “elevated, perhaps even unreachable, composure: discreet, alert and Roman”.

Rome? He was born in Bavaria, for fuck’s sake - can’t you guys get ANYTHING right?

Navarro-Valls’ opinion was echoed by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, who said the Pope had a “robustness and clarity in his teaching” that stemmed from “his noble language, and its efficiency of persuasion.” He added: “He has always defended simple faith over the ambiguous and erroneous doctrines from the so-called wise men of this world.”

It never ceases to amaze me how far up someone’s rectum these brown-nosers are prepared to insert their proboscis.

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